SLCC Disability Awareness Week Features Dr. Richard Pimentel

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Salt Lake Community College will hold its Disability Awareness Week beginning October 29. In addition to a keynote by Dr Pimentel and a screening of the movie about his life 'Music Within', folk guitarist Jeremiah Maxey will perform to raise awareness of disabilities.

Music Within

Music Within

Salt Lake Community College will hold its Disability Awareness Week beginning October 29.

Disability Week begins with a student voice panel that will take place in the Student Event Center at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus on Monday, Oct. 29 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

A special screening on the movie "Music Within” will be held on Thursday, November 1 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in the Student Center Oak Room on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus. The movie is about the life of Richard Pimentel, who will provide the keynote address for the College’s Disability Week.

Dr. Richard Pimentel’s keynote presentation discusses how all people have the ability to make a difference by tapping into their own particular qualities of leadership. He is a nationally renowned expert on disability management, job recruitment, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

As a consultant, keynote speaker, professional trainer and author of numerous curricula and training guides, Dr. Pimentel has designed and implemented return to work systems for the private sector and government employers throughout the country. His training has successfully enabled managers and supervisors to participate in cost reduction initiatives and implementation of policies and procedures to reduce work site accidents and re-injuries, and has also helped employers dispel stereotypes and embrace diversity. In addition to his professional work, Pimentel has served as the Chairperson of VACOR, the Department of Veterans Affairs Civilian Advisory Committee for Rehabilitation.

Folk guitarist Jeremiah Maxey will perform on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Student Pavillion on the Jordan Campus from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Maxey will also perform on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at the East Entrance of the South City Campus main building beginning at 10:30. Following his performances, Maxey will offer remarks about his disability.

Maxey has been playing music since 1997. In that time he has performed at venues across the western United States. He is the lead guitarist for the band Misfit Toys, and bassist for Telluride Meltdown. Maxey has performed with bands such as Great American Taxi, Eric Mcfadden, Tony Holliday & The Velvetones, Marinade, The Sister Wives, Christine Lavin, Kate Mccloead, and Marv Hamilton among others.

About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
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